This is my story, as I posted it on Wednesday:
I'm new to this forum. I've been reading 25 pages of this thread. Some comments encourage me, others make me scared.
Years ago (I think it was 8 years ago) I also used Duromine and on it I lost 20kgs in 6 months. I didn't do any real exercise then, because I worked far from home and there were no time to join a gym. I was out in the mornings at 5 and only returned home after 6 at night. When I stopped using Duromine I gained everything back and more. I'm 34 years old and weighing at 83 and I'm 1.61m. I met my fiancee in the beginning of this year. We got engaged at the end of last month. So, now he starts encouraging me to lose a bit. I started last year with a gym programme and I was on Glucophage for insulin resistance. Before I start gyming I weighed in at my heaviest ever which was 96kgs. Now, since last year June, I'm weighing 83kgs. I want to lose 20kgs by December as I want to start shopping for my wedding dress. I worked out this morning I only need to lose 1.6kg per week in order for me to achieve my goal by 1 Dec. My biggest problem is I don't eat much anyway. Since I can remember there are days that I can go by without me eating anything - I know it is not healthy, but I can't seem to get myself eating. Even eating out I don't eat much. I normally have to tell my fiancee I can't eat a lot. Now, with the help of Duromine, I'm doing about 30mins cardio in the moring at the gym (lost almost 300 kcal this morning on the stepper - find I have a lot of energy). And in the afternoon after work another 30mins. I also forced myself to eat 2 apples today with an avo and a 300ml bottle of orange juice. Drank a lot of water.
I can't remember if I had any side effects, except for dry mouth and sleepless nights (though I suffer from insomnia my whole life) last time I used Duromine. I remember when I took it I only took it during the week, not over weekends, as I find myself more eating and craving when at work than at home. And also this made it easier not to get dependent on them. I just hope I won't get the moodswings as I don't want to take them out on my fiancee!
BTW this is my first day on this batch of Duromine. The last time I used it was last year, but I think my body got used to it and also I didn't exercise and I gained everything.
Keep thumbs. Any advice? I just want to lose the 1.6kg a week as to make sure I keep it off when I stop using the Duromine. I really want to look great on my wedding day, but that is a year from now, but my fiancee said he would buy me the prettiest dress when I reach my goal weight.
What a bummer! Can't see if I lost anything (my third day on Duromine) as I just got my monthly visitor and I'm very bloated.
Can anyone tell me how much water did you all drink during a day? I drank about 4 litres yesterday and I'm already 2 litres down for the day (and it is only 10am at the moment). I'm not much of a water drinker, but I don't like the dry mouth feeling.
I couldn't even gym this morning. So stiff. I started gyming last week Wednesday and I gymmed that whole week (Wed - Fri) and this week I exercised Monday (morning and afternoon, each 30 minutes) through Thursday. This morning when I wanted to do the stepper, I couldn't - didn't have any strength and my legs were cramping. So, my PT said I'm overdoing it. He is glad I'm dedicated, but I'm doing damage to my body. I'm supposed to only exercise 4 times a week, not 5. So, next week I exercise Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday is my rest day, exercise Thursday and Friday. I just want to lose 20kgs by December. And then keep it off when I'm off Duromine. That's why I exercise a lot, to keep my body moving.
Today I really feel crappy! Want to cry the whole time.
Any advice or encouragement from anyone??